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Team Associated Prolite 4×4 [Video]

Since the RC100 of Butch Kroells crossed the finish line to claim the first-ever IFMAR World Championship in 1977, Team Associated has won 26 of the most coveted titles in radio control—with a staggering 18 different car kits. The ProLite 4×4, however, couldn’t be any less interested in that history; after all, there’s not even [...]

Dec 31, 2012 Comments
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Baja Beach Blaster

As a brand that is synonymous with quality and durability, Duratrax is a no-brainer when it comes time to buy a radio-controlled vehicle. Their extensive R&D, great customer service, and product tech ensures the highest quality and trouble-free fun when you get your new Duratrax home. The Duratrax VW Baja Bug is a great all-around [...]

Dec 31, 2012 Comments
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Axial Rubison Adventure

When developing the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, Jeep Chrysler set out to design an off-roading machine that could stand up to the toughest terrain in North America. Proof of this can be found on the side of every JK in the form of a decal that simply states “Trail Rated.” Having designed and tested the [...]

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Kyosho Epson Crawler

Part of the charm of driving radio controlled cars is the remote command you have of the smaller-than-life vehicle. Aside from the lower costs of operating a miniature performance machine, such as a touring car, short course truck, or rock crawler, is the lack of personal harm possible when one’s bravery overcomes his or her [...]

Dec 14, 2012 Comments
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DHK Hobby Maximus

With everything included in the box, it really was just a matter of mounting the wheels and charging the batteries before hitting the dirt. The included charger is an AC balancing charger, but with a maximum output of only 1A, it does the job very slowly. With two 7.4V 3200mAh packs to charge, I got [...]

Dec 14, 2012 Comments
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Axial SCX10 Jeep

When Jeep named its flagship Jeep Wrangler Unlimited after one of the most grueling off-road trails in the country, they did it for good reason. The Rubicon Trail’s 22-mile-long route starts in Georgetown, CA, and takes you on through some of the most challenging parts of the El Dorado National Forest on the way to [...]

Dec 14, 2012 Comments
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Traxxas Nitro Slash

When something completely new comes along like the Nitro Slash, the anticipation nearly kills me during engine break-in. The Traxxas break-in method is detailed very precisely in the manual, as proper break-in is essential to the TRX 3.3’s performance and life (that goes for any nitro engine, actually). It takes a bit of time to [...]

Dec 13, 2012 Comments
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Traxxas Nitro Slash – World Exclusive!

What could make driving the Traxxas Slash an even more authentic replication of door-banging TORC Series action? Adding a screaming nitro engine to match the V8 roar of the Pro-2 class! The Readers’ Choice award-winning TRX 3.3 fire breather pushes this latest addition to Traxxas’ short course truck lineup to a top speed of 50+ [...]

Dec 03, 2012 Comments
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